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Posted October 12, 2011 - 04:47 PM

Montgomery Ward & Co. Antique Track Plowthinking about purchasing this new to the two wheelers,thought i would let the experts guide me,the owner says it has compression but has not tried to start it,got it from a lady that said it ran when her late husband parked it in the garage.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 05:56 PM

If the price is right go for it. will give you something to do this winter. Didn't get a picture of it by any chance did ya. If so post it. Could be of help in making a determination as to value.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:02 PM

From the Craigslist ad:

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:41 PM

I was looking at that also a few mounths ago, looks like a good buy,

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:52 PM

called him back and he is going to hold it for me,will pick up tomorrow or friday,still do not know much about it like what make off engine ,when made,ok guess i do not know anything about it,but i like it

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 07:05 PM

I can tell you for sure that it is powered by a Wisconsin engine, if I'm translating the MW engine tag it is a Wisconsin AB, the AB's have an external mag so easy to work on and usually a good cleaning of the contacts will get your spark back. That is a nice looking tractor. Think I might still have the manual for the AB in my "stuff" so if you need more info on it let me know.
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Posted October 12, 2011 - 07:09 PM

after my last post ,googled, and found out it was a wisconsin engine made in 1951,i will probably be needing more info

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 12:59 AM

ok looking at your pictures i see a midland made Wards tractor. The weights on the front and on the disc are not factory. I would need to see a close up of the ones on the wheels, as i think i know where they belong. Over all the tractor is pretty clean looking and would make you a good starter one. Probally need a big fuel system cleaning and a little tlc to the points, and your off and running.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 06:27 AM

Looks like a nice unit. Congrats.

Lauber, What's the one on the front from? I've seen those before, can't remember where.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:13 AM

Possibly a counter weight so you can lift the rear easier?

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 09:16 AM

Possibly a counter weight so you can lift the rear easier?


That's what the weight is for but the question was if it was original equipment or not. Midland did offer a front weight but I can't see it good enough to tell. Doesn't look like there is enough bend in it. Here is a picture of a Midland front weight that I would say is original.
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Posted October 13, 2011 - 11:10 AM

yes , dougs picture is what the front weight should look like. The one in the other picture looks wrong in the curved part and looks to wide. The weight is for counterbalancing the plow or whatever heavy attachment you had on the rear. I've gotten several homemade one over the yrs.

Never seen a tiller with that kind of an adjuster and wheel on the back. is there more info on the setup?

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:48 PM

Thats a nice set up pretty neat little tractor

What are the wheel weights off of Lauber1 I have a set like them I was thinking they were Bolens

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 09:33 PM

:ditto:on the adjuster and wheeled tiller. Cool. I just quick like added two small wheels to the drag on my Wards/Simplicity till to help move it around. I going to make some counter weights for it as well. Using a piece of 1" bar stock and some training weights that I have laying around.
new restorer that is a nice looking setup. A very good beginning to a fleet someday. These things have a way of getting out of hand for some reason. You always see something else to go with the one you have.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 01:18 AM

Thats a nice set up pretty neat little tractor

What are the wheel weights off of Lauber1 I have a set like them I was thinking they were Bolens



Im not saying what i think they are yet, until i see a lot closer picture. If they are what i believe, then its going to be a real prize. So where is the close ups.




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